Nancy Duxbury


Nancy Duxbury, PhD, is a Researcher and Coordinator of the Thematic Line "Urban Cultures, Sociabilities, and Particiption" (CULTURS); Coordinator of the CREATOUR Observatory; and a member of the European Expert Network on Culture. She holds a PhD in Communication from Simon Fraser University, Canada, specializing in cultural development and policy in regards to book publishing. Her current research focuses on CCIs in non-urban areas, culture and local sustainability, culture-based development in small cities and rural areas, cultural mapping, and cultural planning. She is the Principal Investigator of the Horizon Europe project "IN SITU: Place-based innovation of cultural and creative industries in non-urban areas" (Project no. 101061747, 2022-2026). She was the Principal Investigator of a major research project on creative tourism, "CREATOUR: Creative Tourism Destination Development in Small Cities and Rural Areas" (2016-2020); and is lead of the CES team contributing to the H2020 project "UNCHARTED: Understanding, Capturing and Fostering the Societal Value of Culture" (2020-2024). She is also a member of the H2020 project "URBiNAT" and lead consultant to the project "CREATOUR AZORES." She was the European Expert for the South Africa-EU Strategic Partnership project "Cultural Mapping, Planning and Impact Assessment for Sustainable and Just Urban Development" (EuropeAid/137708/DH/SER/ZA). She is part of the Organizing Committee for the Training Series "Publish-do-not-Perish: Survive the Stampede" at CES. She is an Adjunct Professor of Simon Fraser University and Thompson Rivers University, Canada.

Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Kangas, Anita; Huttunen, Miia; Duxbury, Nancy; Hong, Kiwon (2024), "Editorial: The Politics of Sustainable Development in Cultural Policies", Frontiers in Political Science - Comparative Governance section, 6

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Article in Scientific journal

Duxbury, Nancy; Durrer, Victoria; Sitas, Rike (2024), "Cultural Policy Actions towards Urban Sustainability: Research and Practice Collaborations", City, Culture and Society, (in processing)

Book Chapter

Duxbury, Nancy; Garrett-Petts, W. F. (2024), Re-situating participatory cultural mapping as community-centred work, in Tania Rossetto and Laura Lo Presti (org.), The Routledge Handbook of Cartographic Humanities. London: Routledge